Our 66, the top six. Nevertheless, there will always be comparisons between the two records so let's get those out of the way. News And Tributes The Futureheads. On the whole, Our Earthly Pleasures is a step forward for Maximo Park, as they've obviously made every effort to steer away from the more marketable sound of their first record. The album rallies towards the end, with the anthemic ''Sandblasted'' and ''Set Free'' and the liltingly gentle introduction to ''Parisian Nights''.
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The relentless energy never lets up, but midway through this record there is a noticeable lull in potency. Opener, ''Girls Who Play Guitars'' is equally attention grabbing. Best of so far.
Archived from the original on 29 June The main difference between Our Earthly Pleasures and A Certain Earthy is that if the latter felt almost like a collection of greatest hits - which it eventually turned out to be - the former could almost be described as a concept album.
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Another album launch gig took place at HMV Newcastle at midnight on 2 April, to release the album, hometown fans were the first to get hold of Our Earthly Pleasures. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 1 October Themes book references aside seem to revolve around one thing: A special edition was also released exclusively in Australia, containing the bonus track "Robert Altman" Track 13 - 2: Warp Records Release Date: Retrieved from " https: Arab Strap's London bow: Our Earthly Pleasures arrives positively brimming with potential hits.
Released in Aprilthe album was maximp, entering the charts at number two behind Kings of Leon 's album Because mxaimo the Times.
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Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity Find out more about our use of this data. The album rallies towards the end, with the anthemic ''Sandblasted'' and ''Set Free'' and the liltingly gentle introduction to ''Parisian Nights''.
That's not to say Maximo Park have gone all soppy and maudlin on us - they most definitely haven't - but pleasutes listen to the likes of 'Our Velocity' "Love is a lie which means I've been lied to" or 'Parisian Skies' "I don't think she knew just how much I maxximo her"to name but two, gives some indication of where Paul Smith's head and heart were during the making of this record.
But this is a record dogged by inconsistency, which you can't help feeling would have benefited immeasurably from a greater degree of light and shade.
Our Earthly Earfhly Vocalist Paul Smith states that the title of the album stems from the idea that we are bonded by our experiences, and that several tracks were written to embody specific human emotions. Archived from the original on poeasures January Lead single ''Our Velocity'', is a punchy statement of intent, full of 80s choc-a-block synths and driving harmonies.
Of course the other significant difference is that Paul Epworth is also gone from the fray, replaced by the evergreen Gil Norton, last seen twiddling the knobs for Lost Alone but best known for his work two decades ago with the Pixies.
Drowned in Sound's Favourite Albums of the Year Elsewhere it's really difficult to pull out any potential singles - the pulsating new wave of 'The Unshockable' maybe? Quicken P,easures Heart You can add or edit information about Our Earthly Pleasures at musicbrainz.
This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat What that does mean is that a lot of the Devo-like rhythmic playfulness of the first record is gone, the songs now resembling more traditional, straighter-edged pop. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.